Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

CCCBA Women's Section Scholarship

The Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Women’s Section is proud to announce it is once again offering The Honorable Patricia Herron and The Honorable Ellen James Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving law student (or students) with demonstrated leadership potential, academic success, and a commitment to women’s issues.

Deadline: September 28, 2016

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000

Scholarship for Military Families

Craig Orent, USD Law alumnus and founder of Orent Law Offices, is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship specifically for college students whose parents have served in the military. For further information, and application requirements please see their website.

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Amount: $2,000

The Expert Institute's 3rd Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal.  For portal access and more information please see the website

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Amount: $2,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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